Former Lagos state governor and national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Senate President, David Mark on Friday, October 3, 2014 held different closed-door meetings with former president Olusegun Obasanjo at his Otta, Ogun state residence on several issues bothering on the state of Nigeria and the forthcoming 2015 general elections, according to a Punch report.
Emerging from the meeting, Tinubu who arrived first had this to say: “We are here to pay homage to our former President and discuss with him because he has a number of influences in the political sphere. We need to talk to find out his thinking about Nigeria and the future. We need to seek his observation on some of his former boys who are running for Presidency in our party.”
Tinubu added that there was nothing to celebrate about Nigeria at 54 as the country was still “an invalid baby in incubator.”
Mark who arrived Obasanjo’s hilltop residence at about 2 pm in company of Delta state governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan; the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) women leader, Josephine Anenih; and Senator Polycarp Nwite said he and the former president discussed basic issues bothering on both Nigeria and the PDP, describing Obasanjo as the father of the nation.
“We discussed issues that will move Nigeria forward because Chief Obasanjo’s love for Nigeria is unquantifiable. So, we had a good discussion with him.” Mark said